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war of words, two lawmakers get personal over the debt debate as a new bipartisan plan begins to take shape. humble pie, rupert murdoch is grilled on his role in the phone hacking scandal after a protester makes a headline grabbing attack. and no parking, a canadian car owner learns the hard way to pay attention to the sign. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the debt showdown in washington is focused on a bipartisan senate plan that is gaining legs on capitol hill and the white house. the proposal from the so-called
gang of six calls for deep budget cuts and new revenues. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. in this week's long battle over raising the debt limit, optimism has been hard to come by. that seemed to change yesterday, at least in the senate. we saw some republicans, some democrats, some conservatives, some liberals, coalescing around a bipartisan deal. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> reporter: president obama may invite congressional leaders back to the white house, now that there's a new bipartisan plan on the table, a group of senators known as the gang of six unveiled the proposal tuesday. it trims about $4 trillion from the deficit over the next decade, with $500 billion cut immediately. the proposal also includes new tax revenues and cuts to medicare and medicaid.
the plan stands a better chance in a tea party backed measure in the house. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: lawmakers rammed that one through last night but both the president and senate vow to shoot it down. the gang of six plan is gaining support in the senate, several republicans say they think it could pass, with a majority of 60 or 70 votes. >> there's just so many things about this plan that are going to make sense to fiscal talks and i'm one of them. >> reporter: but the proposal still faces hurdles in the house. some democrats oppose cuts to medicare and medicaid while many republicans dislike planned tax hikes. >> we need to get something in place by august 2nd. we know default is not an option. >> reporter: with the clock winding down, a last ditch deal is still in the works. it would allow president obama to raise the debt limit on his own. on the senate floor yesterday majority leader reid announced that he and other congressional leaders were heading back into white house negotiations later today but at this point no official talks, betty, are on the schedule. >> joel brown in washington this morning, thank you, joel.
the debate over that house passed budget plan sparked an online outburst from the freshman congressman congressman. during remarks on the floor debbie wasserman schultz questioned allen west after he left the chamber. west responded with an unusually personal e-mail, wrote west "you are the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the house of representatives. if you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise shut the heck up." in an e-mail reply a spokesman for wasserman schultz says west is upset because the congresswoman highlighted that west was "trying to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, children and the middle class." we'll continue to follow that. republican presidential candidate michele bachmann confirmed she suffers from headaches but denied they leave her unable to perform her work.
"the daily caller" reported they can incapacitate her for days. backman says that's not true. >> i'm prescribed medication and i take it on occasion whenever symptoms arise. they keep my migraines on control. i'd like to be abundantly clear. my ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as commander in chief. >> a just released poll indicates backman is running neck and neck with mitt romney in the race for the republican presidential nomination. and the driver who is allegedly responsible for a deadly wreck in upstate new york has been arrested for driving while intoxicated and negligent homicide. police say he passed a slow moving tractor and sideswiped a van full of amish farmers. five passengers in the van were killed in yesterday's crash, ten others injured. four members of a family were killed by a flash flood in wyoming. the colorado family was camping
when torrential rains started to fall. officials say they drove on to a washed out section of a highway and were swept away. the mother and three daughters died. the father survived. yosemite national park a desperate search for a missing hiker resume. witnesses say they saw one or more hikers falling over a 300 foot waterfall yesterday. officials say at least eight people have died in the park this year. overseas it is reported the last serbian war crimes fugitive is under ared. hadzic was the leader of the rebel serbs and on the run for eight years. after the capture of mladic last year, he was the last remaining figure sought by the u.n. war crimes tribunal. today british prime minister david cameron will be questioned by members of parliament. yesterday rupert murdoch, his son and former chief executive were questioned during testimony. yesterday he was attacked by a
protester with a foam pie. check it out. murdoch refused though during all of this to accept responsibility and said his only fault was trusting the wrong people. charlie d'agata is in london with more details on this. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. british newspapers couldn't resist the headlines after the murdoch pie incident yesterday. today the prime minister will not be eating pie. humble, foam, cream or otherwise, but the opposition will be handing out plenty of criticism. it's british prime minister david cameron's turn in the firing line. lawmakers will grill cameron over his relationship with top executives at rupert murdoch's "news of the world." they're especially interested in his decision to hire andy coulson as his communications chief. police arrested coulson in connection with the newspaper's phone hacking scandal. cameron's also close to news international's ceo rebecca brooks. >> he is a neighbor, a friend,
but i deemed the relationship to be wholly appropriate. >> reporter: in her own interrogation, tuesday brooks admitted something went wrong at the tabloid and described allegations of hacking into murder victims phones as pretty horrific. the prime minister had to cut short a trip to africa for this emergency meeting at parliament to stand the growing criticism about his relationship with the murdoch empire. >> that you have had frequent meetings with prime ministers in your career. in the period after the arrest -- >> i would say leave me alone. >> reporter: during three hours of testimony murdoch apologized for the role "news of the world" employees allegedly played in tapping the voice mails but the media mogul said he's not responsible for what he called the fiasco over the hacking. >> who is responsible? >> the people i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: murdoch says he has no plans to step down from his
multibillion-dollar global empire. this is the most serious political crisis of the prime minister's 15-month career. but his leadership really isn't under much threat. opposition members want to know what was he thinking hiring someone with that much baggage. especially now that man is under arrest with these hacking allegations. >> charlie d'agata in london, thank you, charlie. investors were apparently pleased with murdoch's testimony. news corp. stock ended up 5.5%, gaining back $2.2 billion over the $8 billion it lost since the scandal began. just ahead on the "morning news" american airlines gets set to make a big and expensive announcement. plus new bombshell evidence about casey anthony, did the prosecution intentionally leave out critical testimony? this is the "cbs morning news." specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different.
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lifted a car high into the air. the geyser of water erupts out of the sewer during flash flooding on monday. the back of the car was damaged by the incredibly strong force of water. well amazing pictures of mt. etna in italy erupting, red hot molten lava is being shot high into the sky and flowing down the slopes. it's beautiful actually. clouds of ash shut down bun airport and delayed flights. mt. etna is one of the most active volcanos in the world. back here at home it may not be hot as molten lava but it is close. the worst of the heat wave is moving from the west to the east coast. 11 coastal states will be blasted by soaring temperatures for the rest of the week. in chicago, today and tomorrow could be the hottest in more than five years. this month alone more than 1,000 heat records have been broken across the country. a bit of a bombshell in the casey anthony case. computer expert john bradley testified in june someone
using anthony's computer googled the word chloroform 80 times. prosecutors used that to argue she was planning her daughter casey's murder. yesterday bradley said he made a mistake and the google search was only used once. he says he told prosecutors about the error but they did not correct it. major nadal hasan will be arraigned today in the shooting case. hasan faces 13 counts of murder for the attack in 2009, if convicted he could face the death penalty. on the "cbs moneywatch," apple is up and so is the calorie count at fast food restaurants, great. ashley morrison is here in new york with the latest on that. >> good morning, betty. asian markets you were up today. tokyo's nikkei rose 1% while hong kong's hang seng fell just a fraction. today wall street gets a new data on home sales and another round of corporate earnings on
tuesday. the dow made its best day of the year, the blue chips jumped 202 points while the nasdaq gained 61. after the closing bell apple roerpd blockbuster earnings, beating even the best expectations. third quarter earnings more than doubled and revenue jumped 82%. the company says it sold a stunning 20.3 million iphones in that period. apple stock jumped 5% on that news. american airlines is planning for the future, they're expected to announce today plans to upgrade their fleet and order as many as 400 new fuel-efficient planes, from both bowing and airbus. it could cost over $20 billion. this comes as the company is expected to post a net loss of about $235 million, and possibly sell off its american eagle subsidiary. going green is going to cost you a little bit extra at least for the nissan leaf. the automaker is raising the price for the electric car by $2,500 to just over $35,000.
nissan says it's adding features like a battery warmer and heated steering wheel and seats. and don't believe your eyes especially when they're bigger than your stomach. those calorie counts on fast food menus, guess what? they're not really accurate. researchers at tufts university studied them at 40 chains and found more than 20% of the items listed were off by at least 100 calories. >> great. >> betty, i'm okay, though, with that. tell me that apple pie is low-fat and i'll believe it and eat it and be happy. >> think the calories are higher than what they're saying unfortunately. >> i know. >> ashley morrison here in new york, thanks so much for that. we do appreciate it. straight ahead your wednesday morning weather. and in sports with bases loaded the pirates try to get out of a jam against the reds. out of a jam against the reds. good morning!
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>>here here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, partly cloudy, 92. miami, thunderstorms 91. chicago, partly cloudy 99. dallas, partly cloudy, 101, and l.a. a sunny 81 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows clear skies over much of the west coast while the great lakes are seeing heavy thunderstorms. later today the blistering heat stretches from colorado to the eastern seaboard. several states will see heat watches and excessive heat warnings, and scattered thunderstorms will pound the
plains as well as portions of the carolinas. in sports it's finally official, the houston rockets big man yao ming has retired. after weeks of rumors he made the announcement official today. the 7'6" center played eight seasons for the nba. he plans to return to china to work with his former team. in baseball the pirates came up big when they had to against the reds. in the seventh, josh harrison makes the bare hand grab of a sac bunt and throws a bullet for the out. then in the seventh not once but twice pittsburgh gets the out with the bases loaded. the pirates blank cincinnati, 1-0. the mariners brendan ryan a great grab deep in the whole and tosses a rocket to first but a sac fly in the 14th by the blue jays' john mcdonnell that sends in the winning run, toronto defeats the mariners 6-5. when we return another look at the top stories. and hackers attacked.
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,,,, [ male announcer ] make the switch. on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. the heat and humidity in the midwest will move toward the east coast. stormy conditions will form in the afternoon from the northern plains to the gulf coast and rocky mountains. the temperature will be a little bit below normal along the west coast. here's another look at this morning's top stories. a budget bill passed by the last night moves to the senate where it faces almost certain defeat but a bipartisan plan may face a reduction deal. and rupert murdoch apologized yesterday but accepted no responsibility for the phone hacking scandal. british prime minister david cameron testifies today. and in this country, 14 people are under arrest for hacking attacks.
the fbi conducted raids in several states against the group that calls itself anonymous. they are charged with cyber attacks on paypal, visa and master card. armand keteyian has more. >> reporter: dozens of fbi agents targeted members of a loose knit hacking group. sigh mull tainious raids driven by the u.s. attorneys office in san jose, california. agents hit six homes in new york along locations across the country, seizing hard drives and computer accessories. according to the government the arrests were based on a cyber attack by anonymous against paypal, had suspended an account tied to the website wikileaks, cutting off online donations. the group has taken credit for hacking websites of the cia in the city of orlando, after police arrested people for handing out sandwiches to the homeless without a permit. this man calls himself commander x and says he's part of
anonymous and orchestrated the orlando project. he asked us to hide his identity. >> the power of anonymous is that we have the ability to affect change on the internet. you have a site online, all of the sudden we snap our fingers and that site is gone. >> reporter: their method of choice, a denial of service attack where hackers overwhelm websites with a huge volume of requests for information, crashing the sites, says commander x, for a cause. >> that process is the equivalent of a virtual sit-in. it's no different really than taking up seats at the woolworth's lunch counter during the '50s, during the civil rights movement in the '50s and '60s. >> reporter: 16 people tied to the attacks were arrested tuesday but sources say they're not leaders in the group but rather people who volunteered to help in the attacks. armand keteyian cbs news, new york. this morning on "the early show" an insiders view of the british hacking scandal from a
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